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I ntroducing the Bishop’s cap Cactus, known as Astrophytum myriostigma, a vibrant member of the Astrophytum genus. Native to Mexico, the Bishop cap gets its name from the distinctive shape of its stem, which resembles the bishop’s hat worn by bishops.

Bishop's Cap cactus has a globular or cylindrical stem that can grow up to 3 feet tall and 8 inches wide. This slow-growing plant stems are covered in numerous tubercles, which are raised, cone-shaped structures that give it a beautiful textured appearance. The cactus typically has a vibrant green color, but some varieties may exhibit a bluish or grayish hue. 

When it comes to flowering, Bishop's Cap cacti produce stunning pale-yellow flowers with a bright orange or red center. The bishop flowers emerge from the top of the stem and can reach a diameter of about 2 inches. They bloom during the summer months and are a delightful sight to behold. 

To take care of the Astrophytum myriostigma, make sure to use a well-draining cactus potting mix. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to avoid soggy roots. Provide your bishop’s cactus with bright, indirect sunlight. If you are living in USDA zones 9-11, you can grow them outdoors year-round. But if you're in a colder zone, keep it indoors between 70-90°F or protect it from frost.  

You can propagate Bishop's Cap cacti through various methods. One common way is by collecting and sowing the seeds. Another method is by taking stem cuttings and allowing them to callus before planting them in well-draining soil. With proper care, these cuttings can develop roots and grow into new plants.  

Additionally, the Bishop's Cap cactus is friendly to both humans and pets. However, it's always a good practice to keep any plant out of the reach of curious pets or children to avoid any potential issues. 

For full care instructions - Please See our article - Everything to know about Astrophytum Myriostigma (Bishop's Cap) for more details on how to take care of and discover interesting characteristics. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Astrophytum myriostigma
Common Name Bishop's cap cactus, Bishop's hat cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pale yellow, golden, white
Genus Astrophytum
Growth Habit Globular stem
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 2 in. tall, 8 in. wide
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Flowering plant, Cactus
Propagation By seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, mild frost tolerant, deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Well drained clay soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Bishop's Cap Cactus - Astrophytum myriostigma

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Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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I ntroducing the Bishop’s cap Cactus, known as Astrophytum myriostigma, a vibrant member of the Astrophytum genus. Native to Mexico, the Bishop cap gets its name from the distinctive shape of its stem, which resembles the bishop’s hat worn by bishops.

Bishop's Cap cactus has a globular or cylindrical stem that can grow up to 3 feet tall and 8 inches wide. This slow-growing plant stems are covered in numerous tubercles, which are raised, cone-shaped structures that give it a beautiful textured appearance. The cactus typically has a vibrant green color, but some varieties may exhibit a bluish or grayish hue. 

When it comes to flowering, Bishop's Cap cacti produce stunning pale-yellow flowers with a bright orange or red center. The bishop flowers emerge from the top of the stem and can reach a diameter of about 2 inches. They bloom during the summer months and are a delightful sight to behold. 

To take care of the Astrophytum myriostigma, make sure to use a well-draining cactus potting mix. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to avoid soggy roots. Provide your bishop’s cactus with bright, indirect sunlight. If you are living in USDA zones 9-11, you can grow them outdoors year-round. But if you're in a colder zone, keep it indoors between 70-90°F or protect it from frost.  

You can propagate Bishop's Cap cacti through various methods. One common way is by collecting and sowing the seeds. Another method is by taking stem cuttings and allowing them to callus before planting them in well-draining soil. With proper care, these cuttings can develop roots and grow into new plants.  

Additionally, the Bishop's Cap cactus is friendly to both humans and pets. However, it's always a good practice to keep any plant out of the reach of curious pets or children to avoid any potential issues. 

For full care instructions - Please See our article - Everything to know about Astrophytum Myriostigma (Bishop's Cap) for more details on how to take care of and discover interesting characteristics. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Astrophytum myriostigma
Common Name Bishop's cap cactus, Bishop's hat cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pale yellow, golden, white
Genus Astrophytum
Growth Habit Globular stem
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 2 in. tall, 8 in. wide
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Flowering plant, Cactus
Propagation By seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, mild frost tolerant, deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Well drained clay soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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